DETROIT—Shen Yun Performing Arts impressed audience members at the Detroit Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 22 with its performance of classical Chinese dance and music, moving audience members with its display of 5000 years of Chinese culture.
Rick Davis and Jackie Creswell, both dentists, drove 2 hours from Bay City to see Shen Yun and they said it was well worth the trip.
“Beautiful, fascinating, powerful, a lot of talent, very creative—I didn’t know what to expect—very impressive,” Ms. Creswell said.
Mr. Davis said they heard about the show on the internet two days ago.
“I don’t know much about Chinese culture or dance but I’m very impressed with the costumes, the performers, and the choreography. It’s outstanding.”
A Shen Yun Performance combines state-of-art digital backdrops, beautiful hand-made costumes, and award-winning classical Chinese dancers, orchestral musicians, and singers, bringing the audience a truly unique experience.
“We will come back again. Even if it’s the same show, we will come back again because I’m very, very impressed,” said Davis.
According to their website, every year, Shen Yun unveils an entirely new lineup of dances, songs, and musical scores.
Also at the performance were company owner, Arnold Rabin and his wife, they were both quite taken with what they saw. His firm is HTI Cybernetics in Sterling Heights.
"Very nice, very enjoyable, very entertaining," said Mr. Rabin.
Born in China, Mr. Rabin left soon after the communist party took over. He said that there were a lot of similarities between ancient Chinese values and spiritual concepts.
According to the Shen Yun website, over the past 60-plus years under Chinese Communist Party rule—and especially during campaigns such as the Cultural Revolution—much of China’s traditional culture has been destroyed.
Rabin wife was also impressed saying, “We’re enjoying the performance immensely! It’s really entertaining," she said.
Reporting by NTD Television and Nick Mclaughlin.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org